Measles Alert In New YorkMay 7, 2018:
Measles Alert

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has been notified that several individuals diagnosed with measles have potentially exposed people at New York State (NYS) venues on April 26th through May 2nd while infectious. 

Anyone who visited the following locations may have been exposed to measles: 

  • Watchtower Educational Center, 100 Watchtower Drive, Patterson, NY between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on April 26, 2018 in the dining hall; between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on April 27, 2018 in the main lobby area; and between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on April 27, 2018 in the dining hall.
  • Museum at the Watchtower World Headquarters, 1 Kings Drive, Tuxedo Park, NY between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on April 27, 2018.
  • Red Line Diner, 588 Route 9, Fishkill, NY between 10:30 p.m. on April 27, 2018 and 1:30 a.m. on April 28, 2018.
  • Subway Restaurant in Patterson Commons, 3104 Route 22, Patterson, NY between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on April 29, 2018.
  • Old Country Buffet, 821 Country Route 64, Elmira, NY on April 30th between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Ontario Travel Plaza on NYS Thruway (I-90) in Leroy, NY on April 30th between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • DeCicco and Sons (food market), 50 Independent Way, Brewster, NY between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 1, 2018.
  • Sheraton Niagara Falls, 300 3rd Street, Niagara Falls, NY from 5:30 p.m. on April 30th to 9:30 a.m. on May 2nd.
  • Niagara Falls Urgent Care, 3117 Military Road Suite 2, Niagara Falls, NY on May 1st between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • TA Travel Center, Exit 5 on Interstate 390 in Dansville, NY, on May 2nd between 9:30 a.m. and noon. 

Individuals who were exposed and not immune to measles could develop signs and symptoms of measles 7-21 days after exposure. It is spread by airborne contact with an infected person through coughing and sneezing. Measles virus can remain active and contagious for up to 2 hours in the air or on surfaces. 


Symptoms of measles include:

  • Fever (101–105 degrees F)
  • Cough, runny nose, and red eyes
  • Rash of tiny, red spots that start at the head and spread to the rest of the body
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infection

If you visited any of these locations on the dates and times listed, and experience any of the symptoms above, do not leave your house. Call your medical provider, describe your symptoms, and arrange to be seen safely. Often your medical provider will arrange to see you after hours.


For more information about measles visit the CDC Measles web page.